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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China rejects Uygur scholar’s appeal against life sentence

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 09:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against a life sentence handed to a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uygur minority, as a 70-year-old ... and that the scholar-- who has been kept in leg-irons for months-- had pronounced the verdict “unjust”. “He maintains that his behaviour has not endangered state security,” Liu said. “He is upholding his point ...

  2. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 08:23pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Shanghai-based scholar, claiming China is being "bad-mouthed" by western nations, has vowed to form a special "rhetoric front" to advance ... the next decade to contribute a fair depiction of the nation’s rise. A scholar and supporter of China's mode of development, Zhang urged Chinese academics to innovate and redefine Western ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Think tanks with Chinese characteristics won't fully succeed in muzzling scholars

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 04:48am by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... Lijia Zhang Lijia Zhang says Xi Jinping's attempt to rein in public intellectuals can only go so far in the internet age Chinese think tanks may try to muzzle scholars ... "freedom". "So many conservatives still view it as frightening as 'flood or fierce animal'," Shi wrote. Renowned scholar Wu Jiaxiang wrote in his Sina blog: "If the Chinese ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Liberal studies subject moulds new generation of socially aware youth

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... clamoured against a government plan to build an express rail link to Guangzhou. (The project is still under way.) And in January last year, Cheung became a member of action group Scholarism- he ... staging a march is a good way to fight for more political space. The number of people who show up is a good indicator of public opinion," says Cheung. Scholarism itself was formed by Wong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Protest talks thrust popular scholar Joseph Sung into political limelight

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 06:13am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Professor Joseph Sung, Chinese University's head, found himself in the middle of talks to breach impasse between government and protesters Popular scholar thrust into political limelight Scholars often see their role as purely instructional and view politics with distaste. While they are never entirely free from politics, few would have faced ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, December 6, 2012

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ATV warned over Scholarism comments The Communications Authority issued a warning to ATV yesterday after ruling that its ATV Focus programme had contravened the TV Programme Code. It said the five episodes- which featured a voice-over making harsh comments on the Scholarism pupil group that campaigned against national education lessons- failed to provide an opportunity for response ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Rule of law and rule by party can coexist, party scholar says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Rule of law and party rule can coexist, scholar says The rule of law does not conflict with the Communist Party's rule because the country's legal system was established by the ruling party, a mainland scholar says. Central Party School professor Xie Chuntao delivered the assessment yesterday as the party started its fourth plenum, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Students' letter to Xi Jinping shows lack of understanding of mainland politics, scholars say

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Students' letter to Xi urging poll decision be reversed shows ignorance of system, scholars say Lesson in mainland politics Last week's open ... Committee, the central leadership had already discussed and approved it. But this did not give grounds for it to be retracted. Mainland scholars said using legal arguments to convince Beijing ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai scholar faces criminal complaint for 'insulting' long-dead king

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Complaint in Thailand over remarks about monarch who died in early 17th century Scholar accused of insulting dead king A prominent Thai scholar is the target ... years, with various political factions contending for power, is linked to such concerns. Police Colonel Thiravit Busaban said Sulak, a British-educated scholar with expertise in Thai history ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Scale back protests and demands, mainland scholars urge organisers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Take step back, say mainland scholars Organisers of the Occupy movement should scale down their protests and try to negotiate with the Hong Kong government to seek an end to the stand-off and achieve their long-term goals, liberal scholars and political observers on the mainland say. The analysts, who are familiar with Chinese politics and have ...




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